“Ant-man” tops North American box office

Monday, July 27th, 2015. Filed under: Books Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
'Ant-Man' movie poster ©All Rights Reserved

‘Ant-Man’ movie poster
©All Rights Reserved

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Marvel action flick “Ant-Man” stayed atop the US box office Sunday, edging out retro videogame comedy “Pixels” in estimated weekend North American ticket sales, industry data showed.

“Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd as superhero Lang Scott, pulled in more than $24.7 million, less than half what it took in its opening last week.

“Pixels,” in which star Adam Sandler fights off a videogame-inspired alien invasion, made it to the number two spot its first weekend out with a $24 million take, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Pushed down a notch to third place was animated comedy “Minions,” a prequel to “Despicable Me” featuring three tiny mischief-making creatures. It reaped just over $22 million its third week in theaters.

“Trainwreck,” a bawdy romantic comedy starring Amy Schumer, dropped to fourth its second weekend in theaters, bringing in nearly $17.3 million.

“Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer at the end of his bruising career, made its debut over the weekend, with a respectable $16.5 million box office take that put it in fifth place.

Also making its debut was sixth place “Paper Towns,” a road trip mystery movie based on the young adult novel by John Green, which made $12.5 million.

The Disney animated flick “Inside Out” slipped to seventh, netting $7.3 million its sixth week in North American theaters.

“Jurassic World” continued pulling in moviegoers, scoring another $6.8 million for eighth place on its seventh weekend for a cumulative total of $611 million.

Worldwide it has pulled in more than $1.522 billion to become the third biggest global hit of all times, according to Exhibitor Relations.

Rounding out the top ten were “Mr Holmes,” starring Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock Holmes, which advanced to ninth place with $2.8 million in ticket sales, and sci-fi action flick “Terminator: Genisys,” which brings back Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role, in tenth at $2.4 million.

Share Button

Related posts

‘Captain America 3’ is already a record-beater with its trailerA 5-minute primer to ‘Paper Towns,’ a coming-of-age drama with Cara Delevingne‘Ant-Man,’ a super-hero who doesn’t take himself seriously“Minions” takes over worldwide box office‘Jurassic World’ stomps rivals at N. American box officeNew ‘Ant-Man’ trailer releasedTrailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’‘Ant-Man’: details unveiled on Evangeline Lily and Corey Stoll’s roles“X-Men” scores franchise best atop US box officeCaptain America fights way to top of North American box officeFox signs John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington in the running for ‘Fantastic Four’‘Iron Man 3’ and ‘Gatsby’ kill at US box office‘Suicide Squad’ stays alive, topping box office for a second week‘The Jungle Book’ tramples competition at the US box officeScarlett Johansson narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’ audio bookJennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer screenplay completeThe most talked-about actresses in 2015The Terminator has been terminatedHeart-stopping new trailer for IMAX film ‘Everest’ released